The Congressional super committee has less than a month to draft a plan to lower the deficit by at least a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. Senator Patrick Leahy discusses the work of the committee and whether the plan might include both budget cuts and new revenue sources. He also talks about his efforts to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, his thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street movement and other issues facing the Senate.
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Also on the program, Tom Kavet, chief economist for the Vermont State Legislature, looks at the state’s overall revenue picture and projected school enrollment numbers.
And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.